About Cheek Augmentation
Sunken or hollow cheeks may make you seem much older than you are, and no one wishes to look older than their real age. At Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa, cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams performs nonsurgical cheek augmentation to create a full contour and lift. Mid-face augmentation can be done using either injectable dermal fillers or a fat transfer. At your consultation, Dr. Williams can go over the benefits of both procedures in greater detail and determine which will better match your concerns. Call our Tampa, FL office to schedule an appointment and find out how a nonsurgical cheek augmentation may help you attain a fuller, younger-looking appearance.
"Dr. Williams was awesome! I had plastic surgery from a nationally renowned surgeon in Houston and my incision got infected. Dr Williams treated me for the infection which required antibiotics and additional surgery to removed the infected tissue and another surgery to sew me back up. His work was neater and tighter than the first surgeon’s. I returned for more liposuction later and he did a wonderful job! His staff is very friendly and it’s super easy having procedures performed at his office. Everything was first rate!"- T.C. / Google / May 16, 2019
"From the second I stepped into this office I was greeted very warmly by both office staff and Dr. Williams! They worked with me to make sure I was happy and comfortable throughout the entire process before, during, and after my surgery. I could not be more pleased with the quality and skill Dr. Williams has in addition to the pride he takes in his work. He even reassured my mom while I was in recovery which meant so much to me. I would highly recommend Dr. Williams for all of your plastic surgery needs!"- S.S. / Google / Feb 24, 2021
"Great staff and had an excellent surgical experience with awesome results!"- I.P. / Google / Jan 08, 2021
"After losing 70+ pounds; I went to see Dr. Williams for a tummy tuck and arm lift in June 2020 Dr. Williams and his staff are super friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. Due to the time under anesthesia needed to do both procedures at one time; I chose to do the arm lift first. I had my arm lift in July 2020. I am beyond pleased. My after care was top notch and I am very pleased with the outcome of my arms. They all truly, truly care about their patients. I can now wear sleeveless shirts with confidence. I am scheduled to return in December 2020 for a lower body lift!! I am super excited to see those results! Thank you to Dr. Williams and all of those sweet girls that work with him! If you are considering any kind of surgery; I highly recommend Dr. Williams!"- S.L. / Google / Oct 19, 2020
"There are no words for how beautiful I feel! Ever since I was little I dreamed of having a small cute nose and my dreams have finally come true. If you are ever considering having a rhinoplasty do it! Dr. Williams has changed my life and I have never felt more confident!"- B.S. / Google / Oct 02, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Cheek Augmentation
The best patients for nonsurgical cheek enhancement are women and men who:
- Desire more volume in their mid-face
- Have lost volume in their cheeks with age
- Have genetically hollow or flat cheeks
- Have lost a lot of weight, causing sagging cheeks
- Have an imbalance in their mid-face from a congenital defect, a physical condition, or a trauma
- Have good overall health
Procedure Technique for Cheek Augmentation
Before your treatment, Dr. Williams will complete a thorough examination to develop a personalized treatment plan that is best for your unique needs and goals. In your initial consultation, you can choose your treatment: dermal fillers or a fat transfer.
Injectable dermal fillers will be done at our Tampa, FL office as an outpatient treatment in around 20 – 30 minutes. For the procedure, the injection sites will be cleaned and marked along the mid-face. Next, the dermal filler will be injected into the mid-face and massaged to fill the needed areas. You can leave right after the treatment and get back to your daily activities.
A fat transfer is also considered an outpatient procedure as fat is extracted from an area with excess adipose tissue, such as the thighs, placed in a centrifuge machine to be purified, and then injected into the cheeks. This process typically takes about 30 – 45 minutes.
What to Expect from Cheek Augmentation
After nonsurgical cheek augmentation, the treated areas can be tender or sore with mild inflammation for around 3 – 5 days. Cold packs and non-prescription pain medication may be used to minimize any discomfort. Final results are generally visible in 1 – 2 weeks. Maintenance injections will be necessary because dermal fillers are a short-term solution. With a fat transfer, there may be minimal amounts of fat that will be absorbed by the body, but this is generally unnoticeable.
Frequently Asked Questions for Cheek Augmentation
How much does cheek augmentation cost?
The cost of cheek augmentation will depend on your unique needs, goals, and the method used. At the Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa, Dr. Williams creates custom treatment plans for every patient and consults with them to understand their aesthetic goals. Once this process is complete, we can estimate your costs. We can also provide you with information on medical financing.
What type of dermal fillers do you use for injections?
When selecting dermal fillers for your cheek augmentation, Dr. Williams does have a preference. For many years, Dr. Williams has had reliable, consistent results from the Juvéderm product line of dermal fillers, particularly Voluma, for the cheeks. As a hyaluronic acid product, Voluma can enhance the cheeks by filling in sunken, hollow areas beneath the surface of your skin. This is a temporary solution for volume loss or for the appearance of having higher cheekbones.
How long does a fat transfer last?
A fat transfer offers long-lasting results for both men and women. Typically, there is a small amount of fat that is absorbed by the body, but generally, once the fat is transferred, it will exist as living tissue for many years. We recommend that you maintain a healthy weight as extreme weight fluctuation can alter your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,950
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- .5 – 2.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Were you born with hollow or flat cheeks? Or maybe your mid-face has lost its youthful volume with age or after significant weight loss? Contact our Tampa, FL office to make an initial consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams to hear about your best option to enhance the shape of your cheeks. Whether you decide on dermal fillers or a fat transfer, you can rejuvenate your whole face with cheek augmentation at Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa.